[Council Meeting] Minutes from 2019-10-24

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Mon Nov 11 14:40:09 UTC 2019

Based on some of the feedback we've received we're trying to get a bit 
more specific in the Council minutes (without them being a transcript, 
which likely wouldn't be helpful to read without being there).

Based on this there was a bit of a delay on the Council minutes from a 
few weeks ago. Please see below and let me know if you have any questions.



Thunderbird Project Council Meeting 2019-10-24
Call Summary

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Keeper of the minutes: Patrick

In the call: Patrick, Magnus, Berna, Ryan, Jörg, Wayne
Regrets: Philipp

The meeting commences at 2:00 PM CEST.


Hiring / Personnel:

* In the process of writing job reqs. to meet the roadmap.
* Berna and others expressed concern about the impact of the hiring 
timeline. (Expected a few months to hire, a few months ramp up.)


* Ryan recapped a meeting that Philipp and Ryan had with the Mozilla 
* Patrick and Ryan discussed "what's next" for the Council.
   * Hiring.
   * Contracts with partners.


* Ryan brought up the topic of publishing an add-ons roadmap, in 
response to community feedback.
   * Wayne brought up that there isn't agreement in philosophy on the 
amount of resources to use on supporting add-ons. The amount of support 
necessary is likely disproportionate to the number of add-ons and add-on 
users. Some amount of commitment should be made.
   * Jörg identified that many power users (the biggest advocates for 
Thunderbird) likely use add-ons.
   * Patrick and Ryan discussed what the root cause might be: do we need 
more documentation? Guidance?
   * Ryan suggests we need commitment that someone will be available to 
answer some questions and build out resources for add-on authors.
   * Discussed the current developer documentation.
   * Discussed bringing some features from add-ons into core, but that 
doesn't solve the current situation.
   * Magnus and Jörg discussed whether someone could be hired to fulfill 
this role.

Call ends at 3:15 PM CEST

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